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Jeff Foxworthy to Voice Ox in "Bunyan & Babe"

by MonkeyFunkon September 4, 2009
Jeff Foxworthy will voice Paul Bunyan’s blue ox Babe in the MGM/Exodus Film Group feature Bunyan & Babe. Bunyan will be voiced by John Goodman, while the film’s villain – a real estate developer – will be voiced by Kelsey Grammer. The film is slated for release in 2011. [ Source: AWN ]

Will Ferrell Replaces Robert Downey Jr. in "Oobermind"; Two More Voice Actors Cast

by MonkeyFunkon August 18, 2009
It has been announced that Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill will join the cast of DreamWorks Animation’s Oobermind. Ferrell will replace Robert Downey Jr. as the titular supervillain. The film is scheduled to be released in 2010. [ Source: Variety ]

"Fantastic Mr. Fox" Trailer Online

by MonkeyFunkon July 31, 2009
The first trailer for Wes Annderson’s stop-motion Roald Dahl adaptation Fantastic Mr. Fox has been posted online by Yahoo. The trailer can be viewed here. [ Source: AWN ]

Doubts over "Monsters vs. Aliens" Sequel

by MonkeyFunkon July 30, 2009
Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation, has expressed doubts over the possibility of a sequel to Monsters vs. Aliens. The film has so far grossed $198 million in the U.S. and $377 million worldwide. Katzenberg says that while the U.S. gross is high enough to warrent a sequel, the worldwide gross is disappointing. A decision […]

"Captain Pugwash" Creator John Ryan Dies

by MonkeyFunkon July 24, 2009
British author, illustrator and animator John Ryan has died. He was 88. Ryan is best known as the creator of Captain Pugwash, a character who first appeared in the comic The Eagle in 1950. In 1957 Captain Pugwash starred in one of Britain’s first animated TV series. Other animated series created by John Ryan include […]

Fremantle Makes Deal with Liquid Comics

by MonkeyFunkon July 24, 2009
FremantleMedia Enterprises and Liquid Comics (formally Virgin Comics) have made a first-look deal together. Under the agreement, two Liquid Comics titles – Ani-Max and First Family – will be adapted into TV series. Ani-Max, an animated series, tells the story of a boy who absorbs the powers of animals by touching them. First Family will […]

"Yellow Submarine" Art Director Heinz Edelmann Dies

by MonkeyFunkon July 22, 2009
Heinz Edelmann, the illustrator and graphic designer who worked as art director on the Beatles’ 1968 animated feature Yellow Submarine, died on Tuesday aged 75. No cause of death was announced. [ Source: Associated Press ]

"Hong Kong Phooey" to Become Live-Action Film

by MonkeyFunkon July 13, 2009
Alcon Ent. is working on a feature film version of Hanna-Barbera’s 1970s cartoon series Hong Kong Phooey combining live-action with animation. The film will be directed by Alex Zamm, with David A. Goodman providing the script. [ Source: AWN ]

"The Secret of Kells" Wins at Edinburgh Festival

by MonkeyFunkon July 1, 2009
Tomm Moore’s animated feature The Secret of Kells has won the Standard Life Audience Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. The winners were revealed on Sunday. [ Source: AWN ]

Starz Launches Web Animation Site and Talent Search

by MonkeyFunkon June 23, 2009
Starz Digital Media has launched ABE Toons, an animation-centred video distribution website. Alongside this is the ABE Toons Talent Search, which will award its contest winner a cash prize of $4,000 and the opportunity to adapt their entry into a TV series. [ Source: AWN ]